6 bedroom detached house for sale

Park Road, Temple Ewell, Nr Canterbury, CT16

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

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The village of Temple Ewell is perhaps little-known, but is nonetheless steeped in history that defies its otherwise small stature; having once formed part of the estates of the Knights Templar and also thought to be the site where in 1213, King John surrendered the crown to the Pope.

More recently, the River Dour provided water-power for Temple Ewell's mills, several of which can still be seen, producing flour for the English troops during the Napoleonic wars.

Park Road is a quiet and leafy residential address that is well-secluded, providing a veritable haven of tranquility, despite having so many amenities on its doorstep. From this elevated and private position, Hillside enjoys an enviable, grandstand view across the Dour Valley and the villages of River and Kearsney.

Originally built in 1875 for the Belgian Consul, Hillside is an imposing and rather stately mid-Victorian property with a wonderful extravagance in its decorative, architectural detail that gives it great distinction from any neighbouring homes.

Sympathetically extended in circa 2000, to provide a larger family kitchen and an indulgent master bedroom suite, this is a substantial home that is well-suited to a family.

Finished to a high standard throughout, the accommodation is spacious and brightly lit by large sash and bay windows, whilst the high ceilings accentuate the feeling of space. Fireplaces, decorative coving and many other original features give this home warmth and character.

The living areas include a kitchen/breakfast room with an adjoining shower room, a laundry/utility room, a dining room and a drawing room.

In all there are four bedrooms on the first floor, with a family bathroom and an en-suite WC to the master bedroom, although plumbing is in place for the addition of a shower or bath.

Children will love the mezzanine-style room that is accessed via some steps opposite the master bedroom, which will inevitably be commandeered as a playroom or kid's den and has copious storage space in the eaves for many years-worth of toys.

Not forgetting the parents, the lower ground floor accommodates two further rooms, which are currently used as an office and studio, but would work equally well as a gym or additional bedrooms, as well as a workshop and a pantry.

Sloping gently up and away from the rear of the property, the garden falls not into the shadow of the house, but catches the best of the sun from the south west. The enclosed, well-tended and established garden provides a private and safe environment for children to play and plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing. A couple of useful outbuildings provide storage for gardening equipment and space for potting.

Set back behind a large hedge, pretty front garden and a block-paved driveway, there is plenty of off-street parking, as well as a double garage.

This attractive and desirable area of Temple Ewell lies within easy access of travel links and nearby amenities, including a local shop, a post office and a mainline railway station. In particular, there are several well-regarded schools and the A2 corridor to Canterbury and London is quickly accessible.


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Added on Rightmove:
25 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • Kearsney (0.1 mi)
  • Dover Priory (2.1 mi)
  • Shepherdswell (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

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Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Kearsney (0.1 mi)
  • Dover Priory (2.1 mi)
  • Shepherdswell (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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